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Northwest Africa 13785
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13785
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13785
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 35 g
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 288 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13785 (NWA 13785)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased by the main mass holder from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a dark-grayish interior and is a polymict breccia predominantly composed of lithic and mineral clasts cemented by abundant shock melted and partly vesicular matrix. Lithic clasts are gabbroic and impact melts clasts up to 5 mm in size. Dominant minerals are pigeonite, augite, olivine, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases are ilmenite and FeS. In the matrix flow textures are abundant.

Geochemistry: pigeonite: Fs26.6±2.2Wo10.4±3.7 (Fs23.3-30.8Wo5.5-19.0, FeO/MnO=50±3, n=16); augite: Fs22.1±2.2Wo35.3±1.6 (Fs20.0-26.3Wo33.4-37.9, FeO/MnO=49±5, n=5); olivine: Fa36.3±0.2, (Fa36.0-36.6, FeO/MnO=93±8, n=12); plagioclase: An97.4±1.1 (An96.1-98.7, n=10)

Classification: Lunar (feldsp. breccia)

Data from:
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):35
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):36.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.6; 22.1
Wollastonite (mol%):10.4; 35.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):7.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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